Nadal back on top as Tsitsipas dethrones Djokovic in Shanghai

Nadal back on top as Tsitsipas dethrones Djokovic in Shanghai

Zverev, who has burst into life after a hard season, missed five match points in the second set, with Federer finding some magic to recover from 40-0 at 6-5 and then saving two more match points in the tie-break.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev remarkably reached his ninth final of the season as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5) 7-5 at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.

Fognini beat seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 7-5.

The tiebreak saw the first 10 points won by the server before Medvedev pounced to capture the opening set as Greek sixth seed Tsitsipas struggled with his backhand.

If he can top Zverev in China, it will be his third win of those six championship matches. "I'm looking forward to it and hopefully I can play some good tennis tomorrow". "But I want to keep the momentum going and hope I can make it to seven or eight".

One victory away from reaching a sixth straight final.

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Prior to Friday's match, Fognini said Medvedev was one of the most unsafe players to face.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion declined to state the reason for his unhappiness with Forcadell during his post-match press conference, but said of his opponent: "I told him at the net that he showed great character, that he was strong".

The Russian served for the match at 5-4, only for Tsitsipas to dig in and break for 5-5, before Medvedev did likewise.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the Rolex Shanghai Masters.

I lacked, you know, that little bit of, I guess, dynamic movement and acceleration in my shots.

Zverev dispatched Berrettini - one of his rivals to secure a place in London - reasonably comfortably as his serve proved key, the Italian not even getting a break point in the match. "I think [in the] second set he had more opportunities probably, so I think he deserved to win that third set". The 22-year-old Zverev, however, quickly rebounded, breaking Federer and jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the deciding set. I felt like I've played some decent tennis this week and being in a Masters 1000 final here in Shanghai is also something very special for me. Especially this season, he hasn't been playing maybe so well, so that impressed me the most.

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